Patrick W. Berry is an Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University. His research on literacy narratives, digital media and production, and community outreach includes work published in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy (2007), the coauthored chapters of Ubiquitous Learning (2009) and Technological Ecologies & Sustainability (2009); and, more recently, in the born-digital Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times(2012 (with Gail Hawisher and Cynthia Selfe). He completed his doctoral work in the Center for Writing Studies and Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has taught courses in first-year composition, professional writing, magazine production, and digital media composing in diverse classrooms, including a medium-high security prison. Originally from New York City, he completed an MA in literature at Brooklyn College while working in magazine publishing before turning to his chosen field of Writing Studies. His is currently working on a book manuscript, Beyond Hope: Literacy and Mobility in the Prison Industrial Complex.